Worthington News

Police nab suspected Dairy Queen robber


A woman suspected in the July 9 robbery of the Worthington Dairy Queen was apprehended July 27 during an alleged holdup of a northwest Columbus restaurant.

Courtney Collmar, 27, whose address is listed as 192 Harris Ave., Columbus, was tackled and held down to await police after she allegedly put a gun to the head of a clerk at General Tso's Chinese restaurant, 5227 Godown Road.

She was charged with robbery in connection with that incident and with the Dairy Queen robbery.

According to police, Collmar also is a suspect in as many as a dozen restaurant robberies in north Columbus and Worthington.

At 10:30 a.m. July 9, a woman matching Collmar's description entered the Dairy Queen, showed a handgun and demanded money.

She fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

About 15 minutes later, a woman with the same description robbed Cottage Pizza in the Polaris area. Again, she showed a gun and escaped with cash.

On July 27, she allegedly entered General Tso's, pointed a gun at the head of the clerk and demanded money.

The clerk yelled to other employees, who ran to the front of the store, tackled the would-be robber and held her down until police arrived.

She reportedly was carrying a fake gun.